MiUPA Events

Internet User Experience 2008

Monday, March 31st - Wednesday, April 2nd

Ann Arbor, MI

The Michigan Chapter of the Usability Professionals Association is collaborating with Washtenaw Community College’s Internet Professional Program, User Experience Network (UXnet), Refresh Detroit, and a growing list of others to sponsor the fourth annual Internet User Experience event - IUE2008 in Ann Arbor Michigan March 31-April 3, 2008.
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Making Hospitals Safer

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Ann Arbor, MI

An engaging talk on the role of human factors engineering in making medical devices safer and a tour of the National Center for Patient Safety’s hands-on museum of medical devices. Brought to you by The Michigan Usability Professionals’ Association and the University of Michigan student chapter of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.

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Live Web Site Evaluations: Branding, Message, Content, and Usability

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Dave Mitropoulos-Rundus, Perficient, Inc.

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World Usability Day for Michigan

November 8 , 2007
World Usability Day for Michigan

The event focused on usability in healthcare and included workshops and presentations on usability in software, products, and health care services by the following usability experts: Jason Withrow, Richard Sheridan, Jennifer Baird, Shane Lovellette, Janine A. Purcell, James Brennan, Sumanth Muthyala, Ergin Salih, Laurie Kantner, and Dr. S. Ann Becker.

Presented by the Michigan State University Usability & Accessibility Center in conjunction with the Michigan Usability Professionals’ Association.

Live Web Site Evaluations: Message, Branding, and Usability

October 16, 2007

Grand Rapids, MI

Dave Mitropoulos-Rundus, Senior Usability Architect, Compuware Corporation

The Michigan Usability Professionals’ Association and the West Michigan Shores Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication invite you to an exciting and engaging evening of focus and improvements to web site design…perhaps one of yours.

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Design for Two Different Generations: A User Experience Challenge

August 21, 2007

Quicken Loans, Livonia

Susan Weinschenk, Chief of Technical Staff, Human Factors International

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Optimizing the User Experience for Package Design

July 24 , 2007

Laura Bix, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Michigan State University School of Packaging

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Alarming Usability: Optimizing the Design of an Alarm Clock

June 28, 2007

Set your alarm for the next Michigan Usability Professionals’ Association meeting—you won’t want to miss it! Join us for a lively progression featuring the results of the Alarming Usability event held last month at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum. Read the rest of this entry »

Michigan UPA’s “Alarmingly Good Usability”

May 20, 2007

Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

How hard can it be to set an alarm clock? Find out when you encounter a variety of button types, display technologies, and product features in an assortment of everyday clocks. Visitors of all ages are encouraged to participate in this live usability experiment and challenge concepts of ease of use.

Creating and Evangelizing a Corporate Web Standards & Usability Program

March 28, 2007

This event is sponsored jointly by the MIUPA and STC/SM.

Deb Ermiger As the leader of EDS’ Web Standards & Usability program, Deb Ermiger has been working in online communications since 1994. Her work has spanned many areas including writing, editing, graphic design, information architecture, usability testing, and yes … even some coding.

Deb currently leads a cross-organizational team of experts in the documentation and delivery of user interface standards and guidelines for the Web. Her team also provides consulting to EDS Web sites and client accounts.